The Other Side brings in special guest Mundane Matt to try and explain to the folks what this “#GamerGate” is.

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Episode Title: What Is #GamerGate?
Episode Count: 106
Run Time: 01:51:08
Host(s): Cody Baier, Max Vader, Andrew Erickson
Executive Producer: Sean Russell
Associate Producer: David Majors

Opening Theme: “Monster Is My Name” by Lordi
Ending Theme: Kid CuDi – Scott Mescudi vs. The World

What is GamerGate?

If you’re on social media–Twitter especially–you’ve probably heard about this #GamerGate thing. Friggin’ everybody’s chimed in on it at this point. Once-beloved creative personalities have completely embarrassed themselves and ruined their reputations over it. Our timelines have been savaged by twitter wars over it. But what IS #GamerGate? Between a comically corrupt press and over-reactionary twitter folk, it’s hard to get a straight answer that’s not laced with hyperbole, flat-out lies, propaganda, and knee-jerk reactionary BS. So, to help clarify what all this crap is about, The Other Side brings on YouTube personality (and all-around swell dude) Mundane Matt, who found himself knee deep in the controversy in its very beginning, to help clarify all this nonsense, and answer the pressing question; what is #GamerGate?

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The ever-controversial shock jock of Anime3000, and host of The Other Side (alongside Andrew Erickson and Max-Vader), and frequent guest on the A3K Podcast. Blunt, unfiltered, and politically incorrect, Cody's podcast appearances are not for the thin skinned. And be sure to check out his 90's cartoon throwback comic, Cloudscratcher!
  • Sorry about the echo, folks. We’ve been trying to improve our recording methods for Season 4, and hit a few technical hiccups along the way.

    • musiqueDeviant

      Its alright, it doesn’t really affect listening to it. I’m so happy you guys are back!!!

    • It’s been a while, but glad to have another one to listen to. I didn’t know about this “6 Californias” thing and now that I do, I wish it won’t happen. A lot of money being thrown around on that.

      It is true these are terrible people in the “Mr. Burns” vain. You certainly need to use your head when dealing with ’em.

      Also I’m pretty glad I’ve been out of the gaming loop for a long time. Games today have no value to me, but that comes from having grown up at an era when arcade machines was all I cared about at a young age. Really pointless stuff like this…
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJeuQkEEtxc

  • tccboss

    Mundane Matt was a great choice to pick for this episode and you guys had such great back and you should have him as a guest again

  • docmelonhead

    NB4 GamerGhazi talk shit about you guys.

  • Kerberous

    Why are so many idiots giving money to Jim Sterling? Why is he making about as much as RedLetterMedia on patreon? He doesn’t even give his fans anything significant for that sum of money.

    I recommend Jason Aaron if you’re going to do another LLE. After he became a full-fledged SJW, I started going through some of his previous works, and he used to write some interesting things:
    https://comicnewbies.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/inside-wolverines-head.jpg

    Who knew that he always used to be a creep? And yes, one of Wolverine’s sexual fantasies is/was Squirrel Girl, who was probably underage when that comic came out and when Wolverine probably slept with her. Thank you, GamerGate, for exposing these guys.

    • Max-Vader

      Would have never figured Logan for a bondage-guy.

      Either way, the presence of Squirrel Girl tells us that he has phenomenally bad taste.

      • Carrie Kube

        I see him more of a basic, rough sex kind of guy myself. Anyway, it’s not always easy to check yourself before you open your mouth or want to take a stand on something.

  • tccboss
    • Fucking beautiful! Thanks, man!

      • I found out about that a few days ago. I figured he’d be that way.

  • DarthYan

    Matt argued his case well and he made good points on people like sarkeesian.

    One thing he could have noted is that sarkeesian has dismissed female villains and anti heroes (like the star of revenge) because they aren’t “feminist” even if they have complex motivations and agency.